The Slovenian Film Database (BSF) is an online platform with the largest freely accessible collection of textual, graphic, and video materials related to Slovenian films and filmmakers. It is an invaluable source of information for the general public as well as film professionals, journalists, and researchers.
The Slovenian Film Database made a significant contribution to the accessibility and visibility of the national film production during the pandemic.
At the end of 2021, the BSF was upgraded to offer on-demand films, while in cooperation with the network of Slovenian libraries, the Slovenian Public Libraries Association, and the Institute of Information Sciences (IZUM), the members of partner libraries are now able to borrow films from the libraries, i.e. watch them online. Thus Slovenian film can reach a broader segment of the population and gain new audiences as access to the national film production is limited to a short-term cinema distribution or rare TV reruns.
The BSF currently offers around 315 Slovenian audiovisual works: 140 that can be borrowed from the library or in exchange for a viewing fee and 175 that are freely accessible. The project is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.